1690 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry More

Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxonienses (1690-91) ed. Bliss (1815) 3:724.



This worthy person Dr. Hen. More (of whom he heard no farther as to this matter) was born of Calvinistical parents in a market town in Lincolnshire, called Grantham, and there for a while bred up under a master of the same persuasion. At about 14 years of age he was sent to Eaton school near Windsor, where he usually spoke very slightly of the opinions of Calvin, and about three years after he was entred into Christ's coll. in Cambridge, where he became fellow, a great tutor, and a most noted philosopher. He died on the 1st of Sept. 1687. aged 73 years, and was buried in the chappel of Christ's coll. as I have been informed thence.